Coronavirus India Live Updates: Maharashtra accounts for more than half of 15,510 new cases; Phase II of vaccination starts
Meanwhile, a final-year MBBS student from Sion hospital tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday, days after receiving the second dose of the vaccine against Covid-19. Doctors said even after both doses, it could take several days for immunity to build.
The 21-year-old received the Covishield vaccine. Last week, he received the second dose. He developed mild symptoms of the viral infection and underwent a test that came out to be positive. He was admitted to Seven Hills hospital on Saturday night, while several of his hostel mates, who also got vaccinated, are under quarantine.
In other news, days ahead of the budget session in Punjab Assembly that begins Monday, state Cabinet Minister for Jails and Cooperation Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa (62) was declared Covid-positive by a government testing laboratory while two subsequent tests — one at a private lab and another at PGIMER Chandigarh — declared him negative, all within a span of three days.